New Cruise Terminal Plan
Liverpool City Council is looking to create a new £50m facility which includes the controlled removal of Princes Jetty and construction of a new terminal within a statement building, on a new suspended deck structure in the Mersey.
Last year Liverpool welcomed more than 60 vessels, with 120,000 passengers and crew, but wants to capitalise on the cruise boom by creating a new passenger and baggage facility complete with passport control, lounge, café, toilets, taxi rank and vehicle pick up point.
Engineering consultancy firm Ramboll has been appointed to lead a highly skilled technical team to develop the facility with a planning application is expected to be submitted later this year.
The multi-disciplinary design team, includes architects Stride Treglown, cost managers Gardiner & Theobald, global planning and property consultants JLL, and landscape architects Hyland Edgar Driver.
Tender documents for procurement of a main contractor on a two- stage contract award basis is expected to be issued in later part of October 2017, in the meantime tenders have been invited for progressing the site investigation works.
Subject to planning and funding approval the construction works are expected to start in summer 2018. The Ramboll team will then project manage and assist with ongoing monitoring of construction of the new facility.
Further planning applications could potentially include supplemental projects with a new 200 room hotel and 1,700+ multi-storey car park to enhance the city’s capabilities in handling the next generation of turnaround cruises, which can carry up to 3,600 passengers.